I had the pleasure to meet and work personally with this young and very talented french designer. She has developped the "Aesthetics of Domestic Sound" project, where she explore the potential of sounds as a criterion for design and subsequent effects it could have on the look, feel, texture and overall experience of an object. The outcome is a range of handfelted domestic appliences, audibly but also visually silenced.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Strawberries International Fabrics presents fabrics from different parts of the world which feature original, traditional designs and embroidery techniques that have been adjusted to contemporary trends in fashion and interior decorating. The fabrics are made on location from either pure silk or cotton and are being produced under close supervision ensuring that the fabrics are both very exclusive and of the highest quality. All fabrics are hand made and produced on order. This allows for customised adjustments and changes.Strawberries International Fabrics adheres to fair trade principles and ensures that all producers are adults, receive fair wages and work under reasonable circumstances.
I think this is a very good example of Humanitarian Design.
Posted by Anna and Co. at 9:52 AM
Friday, October 12, 2007
Browsing the web I found this very interesting English artist-designer Margie Hollinworth. In her statement she explains that she uses recycle paper waste by pulping disregarded material and produce a range of contemporary vessels and sculptural forms for interior spaces, inspired by primitive artifacts, archaeology and nature. I find these objects very strong and with a sense of immortality.
Posted by Anna and Co. at 9:50 AM